Discover the most influential themes and methods informing artists and designers working today. Learn about the connection between these themes to the artistic practices of the last century that have ultimately affected the trajectory of art, as we know it. We will also examine Modernist art and Post-Modernist art as we discover what inspired much of the art produced today.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- • Contextualize notable recurrent themes in contemporary art by acknowledging their routes and origins
in prior movements that have occurred over the last century.
• Apply vocabulary relevant to contemporary art and design practices; articulating the formal and
conceptual characteristics of a given artwork through critical analysis.
• Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis in the comparing of different artworks citing their respective
attributes and clearly expressing how they relate to or differ from one another.
• Identify a range of material methods informant of contemporary studio practices, recognizing a diverse
scope of various forms of media, tools, and processes utilized by artists working in both traditional and
• Define at a basic level several of the main differentiating factors that generally distinguish
contemporary and post-modern art from modern art with consideration to artists and designers
working historically and today.
• Participate in critical discussion responding to the insights of peers and fellow artists by expressing
personal views on a given art work providing specific stated criteria to validate individual sentiments.
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)
- Certificate in Visual Design : Optional Courses
- Certificate in Visual Design specializing in Art Theory and Practice : Optional Art Theory and Practice Courses
- Certificate in Visual Design specializing in Interior Design : Optional Courses